A group of 12 residents from Shaw and Whitley took to the local roads on Sunday 26th March, to pick up rubbish. The group said that much of the rubbish had been thrown by passing cars.
This is a twice-yearly event to try to keep Melksham’s villages clear of litter, organised by Community Action for Whitley and Shaw, is one of several initiatives to improve the two villages.
CAWS secretary Lesley Sibbald said, “CAWS would like to thank the 12 volunteers (the Shaw and Whitley Wombles) who did the main litter pick and also thank the three additional helpers who collected from other areas on different days, due to prior commitments. A total of eight black bags of rubbish were collected on the Sunday. Other rubbish, too large to get in a bag, was reported to the council for collection. Our next litter pick will be in autumn.
“With the villages looking spick and span, CAWS focus now turns to final preparations for our 2023 Summer event on 17th June, at Shaw playing field starting at 2pm. This will include live music, food and drink including a BBQ, dog show, classic car show and a range of side shows for children including a large climbing wall. Please save the date, we hope to see you there!”